EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - DECEMBER 19: Jerome Harrison #33 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball against the New York Giants at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 19 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Jerome Harrison Brain Tumor Discovered In Physical, According To Report

Doctors discovered a brain tumor during a physical required after Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to an ESPN report.

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Jerome Harrison Brain Tumor Discovered In Physical, According To Report

Doctors discovered a brain tumor during a physical required after Detroit Lions running back Jerome Harrison was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles, according to an ESPN report.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the trade which would have sent Eagles running back Ronnie Brown to Detroit might actually save Harrison's life.

"Without trade, Jerome Harrison doesn't get physical. Without physical, doctors don't find brain tumor. Trade might have saved his life," Schefter tweeted Thursday afternoon.

The Lions agreed to send Harrison and a seventh-round draft pick in 2013 to Philadelphia in exchange for Brown prior to Tuesday's trade deadline, but the trade was voided by the NFL Wednesday after Harrison failed a physical. The Eagles did not disclose why Harrison failed the physical and would not comment on Schefter's report, citing concerns for Harrison's privacy and the fact that he is a Detroit Lion.

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ESPN: Harrison-Brown Trade Voided Due To Harrison's Health Issues

It looks like Jerome Harrison won't be coming back to Philadelphia, after all. Just a day after it was announced that the Eagles had traded running back Ronnie Brown to the Detroit Lions for running back Harrison and a seventh-round pick, ESPN is reporting that the deal has been voided because Harrison had health issues.

Harrison had not had a carry in the Lions' two games leading up to the trade and had not appeared in any of the three games prior to the deal. The move being voided prevents Harrison from returning to the team he played eight games for a season ago after he was acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

In addition, the Eagles will hold on to Brown, who also has not had a carry the past two weeks. Brown was originally thought to be used as a goal-line back when the Eagles signed him as a free agent this past offseason, but has seen little action since an embarrassing and costly fumble Oct. 2 against San Francisco. The former Miami Dolphin has 38 yards on 13 rushing attempts for the Eagles this season.

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Jerome Harrison Excited To Be Back With Eagles

When they told him he’d been traded to the Eagles for the second straight year, RB Jerome Harrison thought someone was playing a joke on him.

“I didn’t know if somebody was playing or not, but then once I realized it was serious, I was like ‘cool,’ you know, play for a great coach, great organization. I’m excited to be back.”

With the Eagles heading into their bye week, Harrison gets more time that usual to get back into the groove.

“The week off will be huge to get back in the playbook and start hearing the terminology again. I have been checking out the Eagles to see how LeSean is doing and he’s doing great. I’m excited to be back.”

Eagles GM Howie Roseman just thinks Harrison is a better fit for what they’re trying to do.

“We’re excited to reacquire Jerome Harrison and add another draft pick in 2013. Jerome had a lot of success in Philadelphia last season, and he adds another back to the LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis contingent. We want to thank Ronnie Brown for his contributions over the past six games and we wish him the best of luck in Detroit. Jerome fits a zone scheme. He has good vision, instincts, runs downhill, and has quick feet. He’s a great character guy and will do whatever we ask him to do. He can catch the football. We’re really excited about him joining LeSean McCoy and Dion Lewis.”


Reports: Eagles Get 7th-Round Pick From Lions In Harrison Trade

According to reports from both Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News and Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the pick the Philadelphia Eagles received in exchange for running back Ronnie Brown is a seventh-rounder in the 2013 draft. The pick, listed as an "undisclosed 2013 draft pick" on the Eagles' official website, comes from the Detroit Lions along with running back Jerome Harrison. Harrison gained 239 yards in eight games with the Eagles last season after being acquired from the Cleveland Browns mid-season.

The move was a swap of seldom-used running backs, as neither player had a carry the past two weeks. Though Brown was expected to be used in goal-line situations when he signed with the Eagles over the offseason, he saw his playing time dwindle after a particularly embarrassing fumble Oct. 2 against San Francisco, during which he ran into a pile and threw the ball backward.

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Eagles Trade Ronnie Brown To Lions For Jerome Harrison And 7th-Round Pick

After a disappointing start to the season, Philadelphia running back Ronnie Brown has been traded to Detroit in exchange for running back Jerome Harrison and a seventh-round draft pick in 2013. Harrison compiled 239 yards in eight games for the Eagles last year after he was acquired from Cleveland mid-season.


Eagles Trade Rumors: Asante Samuel Offer Would Have To Be "Exceptional," According To Report

A trade offer would have to be "exceptional" for the Philadelphia Eagles to part ways with cornerback Asante Samuelreports Reuben Frank of Comcast Sports Philadelphia

The Eagles are open to trading all-pro cornerback Asante Samuel before Tuesday's trade deadline, but no deal is imminent and the offer would have to be exceptional to pry Samuel away, a league source said.        

The Eagles are loaded at cornerback with Samuel, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, but have nonetheless given up an average of 24.2 points per game, tied for 22nd in the NFL.

Samuel led the NFC with seven interceptions last year despite missing five games, but has just one so far this season. He is set to earn $5.9 million this year, $8.4 million 2012 and $10.4 million in 2013. Trade rumors have surrounded him since the Eagles acquired Asomugha and Rodgers-Cromartie this offseason.

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Eagles Trade Rumors: Asante Samuel Being Shopped According To Report

When the Eagles traded for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and signed Nnamdi Asomugha prior to the season, rumors swirled that they might be interesting in trading pro bowl CB Asante Samuel. At the time, he didn’t appreciate the rumors and gave us one of the funnier quotes of training camp.

“If they’re tired of my big-playmaking ability, maybe they’ll ship me out,” Samuel said. “Maybe they’ll keep me. I don’t know. Who knows. I want to be where I’m wanted. If I’m wanted here, [I want to be] here. If I’m not appreciated here, then life goes on. I move on.”

If that’s any indication, he probably wont like what Jason LaCanfora tweeted today.

Eagles letting it be known that CB Asante Samuel could be had prior to the trade deadline. Not sure odds of it going down are great but it’s certainly possible. Samuel very likely in his last year in Philly. Eagles already loaded with picks though. Need LBs and linemen.

LaCanfora’s last sentence is the problem. It would seem that the only teams that would want Samuel are ones that are thinking Superbowl right now, because he’s older and expensive so you wouldn’t see him as a fit for a young and growing team. He’s more a final piece type player. So while they may be willing to give up picks, are the Eagles willing to give up a really good player just to stockpile more picks? It would seem more likely that the Eagles would want to fill hole, like say at LB…

But who is going to give up a good LB to get a corner? What the Eagles would have to do is find a team like them with a surplus at LB but a need at corner. Anyone care to guess who that might me?


Eagles Trade Rumors: Raiders Discussed Trade For Vince Young

When the Raiders lost QB Jason Campbell for the season, they immediately went into search mode for a new quarterback. They settled on sending a king’s ransom, reportedly a first round pick in 2012 and 2013 2nd rounder that could rise to a first, to the Bengals for Carson Palmer. The Raiders also take on $7.5 million in salary this year and $11.5 million next season. That’s a ton for a QB that hasn’t practiced or played in a year and frankly looked like a shell of himself over the last few seasons anyway.

But that said, the interesting angle from an Eagles perspective is that the Raiders were also interested in Vince Young. Adam Schefter reports that they explored a Vince Young trade, but that in the end Raiders coach Hue Jackson wanted to be re-united with Carson Palmer. Jackson coached the Bengals WRs from 2004 to 2006. That’s back when Carson Palmer was actually good, so maybe Hue hasn’t watched any tape since…

So if Carson Palmer fails a physical or still wants to be retired, maybe the Raiders will end up sending some of those first picks the Eagles way and Vince Young gets shipped out…. That’s just wishful thinking though.

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